Giant hummingbird information and videos:
The Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas) is the largest member of the hummingbirdfamily, weighing 18-20 g (6/10 – 7/10 of an ounce). It measures eight and a half inches in length (~23cm), which is about the length of a starling or an American catbird. It is the only member of the genus Patagona.
The Giant Hummingbird is found between 2,000 and 3,500 meters (6,500-11,000 feet) above sea level in the Andes of South America, from northern Ecuador to central Chile and Argentina.
Giant hummingbird video
Excerpt from The Life of Birds, a BBC Documentary
click on the play button below to view video of a Giant Hummingbird of Bolivia
I hope you enjoyed this article on the Giant Hummingbird
All Giant hummingbird text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.
Retrieved from “http:
back to top of giant hummingbird page